Here they are, the boxes we'll be breaking for the big group Trade:
First up, 1996 Pinnacle:
The deal I got on this box that was too good to pass up. Lots of Jeter Inserts in this one, you lucky Yankees fans... this is a nice little appetizer box for the group trade.
1999 Fleer Ultra:
An under-appreciated design, in my opinion, very nice photography and plenty of fun insert sets to chase.
2002 Topps Gallery:
I hope I wasn't being overly selfish on this choice, there weren't many Twins to be found in Topps Gallery in the years prior to 2002. This year features a Joe Mauer Rookie card. This has some nice Gallery-style Reprints of key Topps Issues from the past. A very nice "All-Painted" issue. There is a chance that there will be an auto and or a relic inside this box. The odds say one in two boxes will have an auto, for whatever that's worth...
Oh. But that's not all.
2002 Fleer Greats:
This box should have some hits - Autos and Relics - Some historically great players from the past. This is the one that held the process up a few days, but I'm willing to say that it was worth the wait.
and as a bonus, 2003 Topps Stadium Club:
I saved some $$ on 2002 Topps Gallery compared to 2003 or 2000, so I used those savings to add another box. How fun! This is the Relic Edition, it comes with one Relic in the box for sure.
There you have it - five boxes ranging from 1996 to 2003, some low-end, some high-end. We'll see how this one goes and maybe I'll host another one later in the year!
The Break itself with take place on Saturday - should be starting in the evening at some point - let's say 7pm Central Time?
In the Comments below, please feel free to offer any tips on a great break, or any pet peeves you may have about breaks that we can try to avoid...